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Field Activity Details for field activity 1994-008-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab, Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Larry Mayer - UNH; John Hughes-Clark - U. New Brunswick

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Multibeam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Multibeam and bathymetric sidescan of small study area of Massachusetts Bay and the southern part of SBNMS. First cruise of three for the next two years.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Provincetown, MA

End Port/Location: Provincetown, MA

Start Date: 1994-11-06

End Date: 1994-12-05

Equipment Used: DGPS, Simrad EM 1000

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff:

Affiliate Staff:
2 NOAA/CG&S hydrographers to be named

Notes: Information derived from pre-field activity report.

Location:

Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 43.09911 South: 41.50858 West: -69.9305 East: -68.00537

Platform(s):


Creed

Publications

Bothner, M.H., and Butman, Bradford (eds.), 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean—Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/cir1302.

Butman, B., Hayes, L., Danforth, W.W., and Valentine, P.C., 2003, Backscatter intensity, shaded relief, and sea floor topography of Quadrangle 2 in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey IMAP 2732-C, https://doi.org/10.3133/i2732C.

Butman, B., Hayes, L., Danforth, W.W., and Valentine, P.C., 2003, Shaded relief and sea floor topography of quadrangle 1 in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey IMAP 2731-B, https://doi.org/10.3133/i2731B.

Butman, B., Hayes, L., Danforth, W.W., and Valentine, P.C., 2003, Shaded relief and sea floor topography of Quadrangle 2 in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey IMAP 2732-B, https://doi.org/10.3133/i2732B.

Butman, B., Valentine, P.C., Danforth, W.W., Hayes, L., Serrett, L.A., and Middleton, T.J., 2004, Shaded relief, sea-floor topography, and backscatter intensity of Massachusetts Bay and the Stellwagen Bank region offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey IMAP 2734, https://doi.org/10.3133/i2734.

Butman, B., Valentine, P.C., Middleton, T.J., and Danforth, W.W., 2007, A GIS library of multibeam data for Massachusetts Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 99, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds99.

Pendleton, E.A., Baldwin, W.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.D., and Schwab, W.C., 2013, Shallow geology, seafloor texture, and physiographic zones of the Inner Continental Shelf from Nahant to northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1157, 53 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20121157.

Valentine, P.C., Baker, J., Unger, T., and Polloni, C., 1998, Archive of the Simrad EM1000 processed multibeam data collected during the FREDERICK G. CREED surveys of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, November 1994: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-222, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr98222.

Valentine, P.C., Baker, J.L., Unger, T.S., and Polloni, C., 1998, Sea floor topographic map and perspective-view imagery of quadrangles 1-18, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-138, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr98138.

Valentine, P.C., and Butman, B., 1998, Mapping the sea-floor and biological habitats of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 078-98, https://doi.org/10.3133/fs07898.

Valentine, P.C., Middleton, T.J., and Fuller, S,J., 2001, Sea floor maps showing topography, sun-illuminated topographic imagery, and backscatter intensity of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File-Report 2000-410, 1 CD-ROM, URL: https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr00410.

Valentine, P.C., Unger, T.S., Baker, J.L., and Polloni, C.F., 1999, Sun-illuminated sea floor topographic maps and perspective-view imagery of quadrangles 1-18, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-363, CD-ROM, URL: https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr99363.

Valentine, P.C., Unger, T.S., Baker, J.L., and Roworth, E.T., 1997, Sea floor topography of Quadrangle 14 in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-727, scale 1:25,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr97727.

Valentine, P.C., Baker, J.L., Unger, T.S., Scully, L.A., and Fuller, S.J., 2005, Sea floor image maps showing topography, sun-illuminated topography, backscatter intensity, ruggedness, slope, and the distribution of boulder ridges and bedrock outcrops in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2840, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim2840.

Valentine, P.C., Scully, Lian A., and Fuller, Sarah J., 2005, Sea floor ruggedness in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map I-2840-D, CD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2005/2840/.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Simrad EM 1000 --- Multibeam

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